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Fwd: Last Call Announcement: HTML Media Capture

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:29:19 -0400
Message-ID: <4FFF339F.4000704@w3.org>
To: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

The Device APIs WG has announced their Last Call for the HTML Media 
Capture specification [1].

This specification is the way we will provide microphone input access 
for the Web Audio API, and the security model they use is what I think 
we should base our MIDI access on.

This is great timing, since we can remove mention of a microphone-access 
deliverable from our charter.

I've done a cursory review of the spec, and it seems like a reasonable 
approach. I think I will make the following comments:

* Camcorder conflates video and audio; I can credibly see a use-case for 
video-only capture, and user expectation may be ambiguous if that's not 
called out explicitly in the capture case; I think that this should be a 
list of strings, not just a single value, i.e. <input type="file" 
accept="image/*" capture="camcorder,microphone">

* I would like to see an example of microphone access, in addition to 
the example of camera access; and an example of camcorder+audio input

* Why "camcorder" instead of "videocamera"?

Please review the spec, and comment to the <public-device-apis@w3.org> 
list before 09 August.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html-media-capture-20120712/


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Last Call Announcement: HTML Media Capture
Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:30:17 -0400
From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>

Hi all,

the Device APIs WG has transitioned HTML Media Capture to Last Call, and 
the document has been published at:


Feedback is welcome from all parties to DAP's list: 
public-device-apis@w3.org. The LC review period ends on 09 August 2012. 
There are currently no known patent exclusions, the list of which is 
maintained at http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/43696/status. The group 
expects to maintain a list of issues as soon as they start coming in, 
the URI for it will be posted to our mailing list.

We are particularly interested in comments from the HTML WG, and are 
happy to move the end of the review period if needed (though the spec 
being extremely small and simple, we don't anticipate it to require much 

Thanks all!

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Thursday, 12 July 2012 20:29:28 UTC

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